33rd Walk For Warmth In Macomb County Announced

Clinton Twp., MI - Registration is now open for Macomb Community Action’s 33rd annual Walk for Warmth 2023 (#W4W2023). This self-paced walk supports income-eligible Macomb County residents in need of assistance during the winter months.

All funds raised during the event stay in Macomb County, assisting families and individuals with heat-related emergencies. These emergencies can include paying a utility bill or replacing a broken furnace.

“I am proud to see the return of Walk for Warmth and grateful for the organizers and participants who make it possible to host the event year after year,” said County Executive Mark Hackel. “I hope you’ll join me as a participant so we can raise funds to help our neighbors in need.”

Due to COVID-19 precautions, Walk for Warmth 2023 will again be held virtually, at the discretion of the walker, at a location of their choice from Saturday, March 4 to Saturday, March 11, 2023.

“Every year, Macomb County residents and employees show up for one another by committing to Walk for Warmth, raising funds for their neighbors in need,” said Julie Hintz, program manager, Macomb Community Action, Action Centers. “As the COVID pandemic continues to have negative ramifications on our most vulnerable families, our 33rd Annual Walk for Warmth is more important than ever.”

“Macomb Community Action is thankful for the outpouring of community support throughout the pandemic,” Hintz continued. “We are beyond grateful for the support of our Walk for Warmth community sponsors and the individuals that will pledge their support this year.”

Since it began, Walk for Warmth has raised over $770,000 that has helped local families stay warm in their homes throughout the winter. In 2022 alone, the event helped support over 25 households with electric and/or natural gas assistance. It also assisted five households with furnace repairs and replacements.

Participants who pledge to walk are encouraged to take selfies and photos throughout their experience, and share them using hashtag #W4W2023 and tagging Macomb Community Action on Facebook (@MacombCommunityAction). The first 100 walkers to sign up will receive a Walk for Warmth magnet.

For more information about Walk for Warmth 2023, or to sponsor this event, please visit mca.macombgov.org/mca-W4W. A Walk for Warmth promotional video is available here.

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